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Tatiana Dardykina

Tatiana Dardykina

Born in Moscow, Russia, Tatiana graduated with Distinction from Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (class of prof. A. Mndoyants), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK (M.Mus. and AdvPGDip, classes of M. Wilson, M. Racz and J. Humphreys) and McGill University (D. Mus, class of prof. M. Mdivani). She has been a 2nd prize winner of N. Rubinstein and FLAME International Piano Competitions in France, Top prize winner of the Grand Konzerteum competition in Greece, winner of Leamington Music Prize, Birmingham Symphony Hall Prize and 2nd prize of the Brant Competition in the UK. Tatiana has appeared in master classes with top world musicians such as Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe and Malcolm Bilson. Tatiana actively performs as a soloist and as part of Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo that has toured in the UK, USA, Canada and Russia. She performed at the Buxton Festival, Spring Sounds International Music Festival, Birmingham Town Hall (UK), Halls of Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal among others. Tatiana is a devoted teacher: she has been on the faculty of the Keyboard and Junior Departments of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK (2009-2011); Adams Grammar School, UK (2010-2011); Mozart Music School, Moscow, Russia (2012). She also taught piano and piano ensemble courses at McGill University (2013-2017). Her students have passed RCM and McGill Conservatory exams with Honours and have entered leading Canadian Universities as music majors. Dr. Dardykina runs a private piano studio in Montreal and works at the Fortissimo Academy of Music and Arts. The main teaching goals include developing a healthy piano technique, musicianship, understanding basic theory, gaining concert performance experience and simply learning to enjoy music as a player and an audience member.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2017 - D. Mus. - McGill University
  • 2009 - M. Mus. - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • 2008 - AdvPGDip - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • 2005 - B. Mus. - Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow